Mount Ruth (Mount Rainier)


Backcountry Ski/Snowboard - Mount Ruth (Mount Rainier)

Intermediate ski tour to summit of Mt Ruth.

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  • M2 Advanced Ski
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,500 ft
  • Pace: 900 ft/hr

Meet at 8:00AM at Glacier Basin Trailhead located adjacent to the White River Campground.,-121.6480521,17z/data=!4m12!1m6!3m5!1s0x5490cec59b96c457:0xec6e3cdea80137ce!2sGlacier+Basin+Trailhead!8m2!3d46.9017151!4d-121.6458634!3m4!1s0x5490cec59b96c457:0xec6e3cdea80137ce!8m2!3d46.9017151!4d-121.6458634

Leaders, if you're going to a "general" area to ski, please add specific details about the route you have planned and its difficulty. View the Backcountry Skiing Activity Overview page for ski difficulty ratings.


Mount Ruth (Mount Rainier)

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Boots, skis/snowboard, poles
  • Climbing skins (or other method to travel uphill on snow)
  • Avalanche shovel (metal blade)
  • Avalanche beacon
  • Avalanche probe
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